• Home
  • F1

Grosjean: I wouldn't Be Alive Without "Halo"

  • Romain Grosjean survived a massive fireball crash in the F1 at Bahrain GP
  • Grosjean thanks the Halo system for saving his life
  • Grosjean came away from the incident with burns to his hands
grosjean
Romain Grosjean says he wouldn't be alive if it wasnt for the "halo" system (Getty Images)
brodie-nickson
Brodie Nickson 14 Jul 2021
Share this article
success image
French Formula One driver Romain Grosjean has stated he wouldn't be alive if it wasn't for the "halo" system after his car exploded into a fireball on Sunday night.

Smashing into a steel barrier in the opening lap of the race, Grosjean's car tore in half and burst into flames.

In a video posted from a nearby hospital where he was taken to following the accident, Grosjean paid thanks to the halo system which he stated saved his life, a system in which he was originally against.

The halo system, which was made mandatory for the Formula One in 2018, consists of a curved titanium bar which surrounds the drivers head, safeguarding them during crashes.

Although the system originally received negative feedback from some drivers and fans for its look and claims that it took away from the authenticity of Formula One, many believe if it wasn't for halo Grosjean wouldn't have survived the crash.


AU

Top Betting Sites

special-offer-1Betting offers

Upcoming Events

30 October 2021

  • Coolmore Stud Stakes - October 30
  • -
  • Horse Racing
  • Golden Eagle - October 30
  • -
  • Horse Racing
  • Victoria Derby - October 30
  • -
  • Horse Racing
  • Empire Rose Stakes - October 30
  • -
  • Horse Racing
  • Cantala Stakes - October 30
  • -
  • Horse Racing

31 October 2021

04 November 2021

  • VRC Oaks - November 4
  • -
  • Horse Racing

06 November 2021

  • VRC Sprint Classic - November 6
  • -
  • Horse Racing
  • Mackinnon Stakes - November 6
  • -
  • Horse Racing

10 November 2021

19 November 2021

  • A-League 2021/22 Grand Final Winner Odds
  • -
  • Soccer

05 December 2021

22 January 2022

05 February 2022

  • Big Bash League 2021/21 (BBL11)
  • -
  • Cricket

21 June 2022

  • NHL 2021/22 Season
  • -
  • Ice Hockey

31 July 2022

  • Melbourne Metro Premiership
  • -
  • Horse Racing
  • Sydney Metro Jockey Premiership
  • -
  • Horse Racing
  • Adelaide Jockey Premiership
  • -
  • Horse Racing
  • Brisbane Metro Jockey Premiership
  • -
  • Horse Racing

21 October 2023